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for the country with the 9/11 anniversary and anti-american violence over seas there is word tonight ha the fbi has exposed an apparent homegrown terror plot in chicago involving an american teenager. the feds arresting an d man who tried to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar. what he apparently department know was that the fbi was in on it from the start and the bomb was a fake. nbc's john yang is in our chicago newsroom with more. was anyone put at risk here? >> reporter: law enforcement officials stressed to nbc news that no one was ever at risk. the bomb was a phony. the suspect, 18-year-old adal daud had no weapons training and is not a member or connected with any terrorist group -- international terrorist group. according to this 35-page criminal complaint he was spotted by the fbi online talking jihad and talking about attacking americans. an undercover fbi agent got in touch with him. in the course of their discussions he came up with this plot to attack a target in chago. and last night, according to the fbi, he was given a phony bomb, drove it in a jeep cherokee to a bar in do
and protesters, and now the fbi is warning of potential violence here at home. a bulletin is out warning of protests in u.s. cities and extremist groups in this country that they believe could exploit anger. melissa mollet in the news room with more on the situation. melissa, good morning. >> many good morning, aaron. >>> though it makes no information about specific threats, the bulletin is warning first responders of large protests in the united states. this is video from cairo. protesters in the streets throwing rocks at the military. the military had been constructing a concrete barricade to protect the u.s. embassy there. bracing for a rally after morning prayer today. 11 u.s. compounds have been under attack. one protester has also been killed. the protests are over a film made here in the u.s. considered blasphemous to islam. the protests have spread from libya and egypt to yemen, iran, and iraq. some groups in dcairo are condemning the violence but calling for a peaceful million man rally today. there are worries that protest could turn violent. the fbi is now overseas and invest
agent in charge trent says the fbi has people working on these types of complaints every day. >> in fact, today i received three just before our meeting. >> reporter: he says scammers are getting more sophisticated, using elaborate teams around the world. >> for the local police, they don't have the resources necessarily to trace it to another country. >> reporter: the news4 i-team found the phone number used in gordon's afd also listed in new york and miami beach rentals. >> i hate to think about these people who were conned, thinking about my name sal gordon, look what he did to me. >> reporter: the fbi does go after these crooks when there's multiple victims, but they need to file a complaint. you can protect yourself. check property records to make sure the person advertising owns the place. visit the property or have a friend do it for you. never wire any cash. most owners will accept checks. and find out the base rate for similar rentals. >> they're charging $1,000 for this unit. that is too cheap. >> the guy trying to rent the apartment only found the real sal gordon when he googl
is on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. fbi agents have gone to investigate the attacks overseas. there are now four people in custody for the attacks that killed u.s. ambassador to libya christopher stevens. sean smith, tyrone woods, and officer glen doherty were also killed. a bulletin released warning first responders of the potential for large protests in u.s. cities. it makes no mention, though, of any specific threats. >> melissa mollet, thank you. >>> and the bodies of the four americans killed in that embassy attack in libya expected to arrive back in the u.s. this morning. a c-130 carrying the victims arrived at ramstein air base in germany. more than two dozen people evacuated from the consulate were on board as well. >>> a security guard will be awarded today for stopping a gunman. leo johnson will receive a reward tonight. he had been working security last month when a gunman opened fire in the lobby. johnson is credited with disarming the gunman after getting shot in the arm. authorities say the suspect, floyd corkins, disagreed with the council's politics. >>> today
of an on going fbi investigation and the department does not have the technology needed to block sensitive portions of the call. anita. >> a batch of apples brought in by a teacher at ballou high caused an emergency disaster response. three kids became ill after eating the apples. they were transported to a hospital. several more were treated at the scene. tested the air and the apple, found nothing suspicious, but the remaining fruit was carried away for further testing. >>> the teachers shouldn't have brought in the apples. so that's the problem that i had with it. >> you don't think teachers and vol tears volunteers should be bringing in food from the outside? >> i don't think she did it? >> did you taste the apples? >> good, delicious. >> fire officials on the scene did not believe the student illness to be serious, no official word from the school system. the teacher told emergency responders the apples came from her family farm in pennsylvania. >>> arlington county police are investigating what they are calling an attempted enticement near patrick henry elementary school. it h
by federal agents. fbi agents arrested a teenager who they say tried to set off a car bomb in a downtown chicago bar. they arrested adel daoud last night, when he tried to detonate the bomb. the fbi started monitoring him after he wrote online about killing americans. >>> months after the last new case was reported, a deadly super bug has killed another patient in the national institutes of health. it's affected 17 patients since last august. a week ago, a minnesota boy became the seventh person to diaz a direct result of the infection. the washington post says it was the first new case since january when strict measures were put in place to try to contain the bug. a man is dead tonight after being hit by a car in prince georges county. this happened in the 9400 block of annapolis road tonight. annapolis road is shut down. the driver stayed on the scene of the crash, and the accident right now is under investigat n investigation. dozens of car windows shot out by bb guns. some of the incidents happened at a local mosque. police say it was not the target, but darcie spencer spoke to some
: the fbi is sending a team from new york to germany, then ben ghazbenghazi. they said they're looking for more. >> we have to protect our people. we have to protect the americans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton identified the two security guards who were killed. >> they were good and great men. they were committed to the cause of building a brighter future for the people of libya. >> reporter: in washington and on the campaign trail, republicans are pushing the obama administration. >> the world needs american leadership. >> no mixed signals. >> reporter: and blamed protests on the arab spring gone bad. >> what this is all about is american weakness and the president's inability to lead. >> reporter: also we've learned this morning that the fbi will be looking into the man who created that film that touched off this violence and they make it very clear that they're looking at him. apparently he was on probation and not supposed to be using the internet. their investigation, they say, is not centered around the content of the mara, as they put it, making a bad movie is
into the capital under tight security. behind-the-scenes an fbi team is preparing to fly to benghazi to investigate the attack. the compound behind these walls is the major crime scene but any evidence left inside will have been badly contaminated by looters and curious local people who flooded in after the attack. here's what eyewitnesss, officials and libyan commanders in charge that night have told us. sometime around 9:30 p.m. about 70 armed men attacked the consulate's main gates with guns and heavy weapons. they then stormed in, overwhelming local and american security. with all four buildings on fire the libyan government ordered a local militia to the rescue. that militia helped to ferry 31 americans and the body of sean smith out the back gate in armored cars to a house a mile away rented by the u.s. government. shortly afterwards it too came under fierce attack. what we still don't know is how back at the compound ambassador stevens got separated from his security detail only to be found dead or dying just after midnight by the crowd. suspicions for the attack have focused on a powerful i
university. police and fbi did not find any explosives. and a third school, valparaiso in indiana also receiving a threat. classes have resumed tonight. >>> disappointment for family members of a former death row inmate in prince william county today. a judge has denied bond for 31-year-old justin wolfe seen on a website set up by his supporters. he was convicted of hiring someone to kill his marijuana supplier in 2001. but the conviction was recently overturned on accusations of government misconduct. >> his attorney pointed out, he is a changed man. and he's spent ten years on death row. enough is enough already. >> it's time for this to end. enough tax dollars have been spent trying to kill an innocent man. >> prosecutors have not said what charges they plan to bring against wolfe this time. >>> today, the man at the center of a scheme to steal thousands of dollars from struggling homeowners was sentenced for his crime. authorities say carlos sanchez preyed on latinos. darcy spencer is live at the courthouse in rockville with his sentence. darcy, this really preyed on vulnerable vic
. >> reporter: libyan officials have rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi hopes to deliver a definitive answer on what happened but has been unable to reach the consulate in benghazi, because it's still too range rouse. waves from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current u.s. policy say protests are not the problem. they are a symptom. >> if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem, we'll make a serious mistake. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says it's bigger than diplomacy, about the existence of the united states and israel. >> for them, we are you, and you are us. and we're -- at least on this point, they are right. >> reporter: brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> in afghanistan this morning, another insider attack killed four american soldiers. officials say insurgents disguised in military uniforms attacked as if they were coming to the soldier's aid before opening fire it happened at a nato checkpoint, after a similar insider attack on friday, when 15 insurgents disguised killed two marines. they wounded nine and destroyed
was the fbi. a team of agents arrived in benghazi today to sift through the ashes and look for clues. before arriving here, the fbi spent hours interviewing witnesses and victims evacuated to germany. they are also receiving cooperation from the libyan government who say they have several suspects in their custody, who possibly have important information about the attack. >> amon, thank you for your reporting. u.s. officials report tonight that two u.s. service members were killed, several others wounded in a taliban attack on a joint u.s.-british base in afghanistan, the same camp where prince harry was based. although we're told he was not injured or near this attack, earlier this week the taliban had threatened to do everything in its power to kill prince harry on the job, after british forces publicly announced his deployment to that base. >>> and now to chicago, where after five days of the teacher strike that has idled 400,000 kids, both sides say a deal is at hand. our chief education correspondent, rehema ellis, is with us from chicago. >> reporter: good evening, the heavy lifting is
in lebanon. thounds stormed the embassy. big protests have been scaled back. that, as the fbi warns extremist groups could act stateside. news 4 melissa is here with more. >> the protests continue to grow across the middle east. four arrests have been made in the deaths of four americans earlier this week. several more suspects are under surveillance. now, the u.s. is sending a marine security team into yemen. they are small but violent protests. for the third day, the embassy in cairo is under siege. protesters haven't left the streets, clashing with the military throwing stones and molotov cocktails. erecting a new con treat wall to prevent mobs from getting close. they are mad over a movie made in the u.s. >> the united states government had nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: so far, more than 200 people have been hurt in protests at 11 u.s. compounds, four killed in libya earlier this week. the protesters are a mix of islamic hard liners and huligans. christopher stevens was killed as protesters attacked on tuesday. also killed, sean
, the u.s. is sending fbi special investigators to benghazi to help in determining the cause of the attack, and who else may have been involved in it. now, for their part, the u.s. embassy has received some reinforcements. at least 50 marines have arrived and have now taken up positions here in the capital. we also understand that at least two u.s. navy warships have been deployed off the coast of libya, and the government here has pledged to the united states that it will cooperate with the investigation, and help in trying to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice. nbc news, tripoli. >>> and the violent anti-american protests have spread from tunisia to indonesia. the crisis is growing, and it is becoming a larger factor in the race for the white house. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with more on this. >> reporter: wendy, good evening. candidate paul ryan implied today this wouldn't be happening if mitt romney were in the white house. for his part today, president obama took a hard line. as anti-american rioting spread through the muslim world, president obama was on h
had earlier flown into the capital under tight security. behind the scenes, an f.b.i. team is preparing to fly to benghazi to investigate the attack. the compound behind these walls is the major crime scene. but any evidence left inside will have been badly contapped by the looters and the curious local people who flooded in after the attack. here's what abcs, officials, and libyan commanders in charge that night have told us. sometime around 9:30 p.m., about 70 armed men attacked the consulate's main gates with guns and heavy weapons. they then stormed in, overwhelming local and american security. with all four buildings on fire, the libyan government ordered a local militia to the rescue. that militia helped to ferry 31 americans and the body of sean smith out the back gate in armored cars to awe of a house a mile away rented by the u.s. government. shortly afterwards, it, too, came under fierce attack. what we still don't know is how back at the compound ambassador stevens got separated from his security detail only to be found dead or dying just after midnight by the cr
islamic relaces is calling it a possible hate kram. they want the fbi to investigate. a man died after a car hit him in prince georges country. police shut down the road during the investigation but it has since reopened. the victim was taken to the hospital, which is where he died from his injuries. the driver involved stays on the scene. >> as they county to serve for expects, the community came together to try to prevent future attacks against women. they held a sesm defense presentation at charles flowers yesterday. amber was shot in her home late last night. stanley's father said everyone needs to learn to defend themselves in case of an attack. >> a lot of people feel like this would never happen to them, and that's how i felt. this would never happen to me or my family, but it did. >> the money collected is going to the stanley family. >> and the time rightow n is 9:06, ahead, the discovery on 9:06, ahead, the discovery on this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children. >>> this mor
. good morning, everyone. fbi agents have arrest add man they say planned to detonate a car bomb outside a bar in downtown chicago. more now from nbc's michelle franzen. >> reporter: authorities say a bar in chicago's busy downtown was the target friday night of an alleged car bomb plot. planned in a detailed criminal complaint by 18-year-old adele daoud who was arrested by undercover fbi agents after he allegedly tried to dead nate what he believed were real explosives in a vehicle he parked in front of the bar. >> credit is due to the fbi for literally discovering a needle in a haystack. >> reporter: federal prosecutors say the suspect was under watch of authorities for months after he posted material on the internet righting to violent jihad and the killing of americans. >> they went under cover by pretending to be terrorist colleagues who could help him in his plans to carry out an attack. >> reporter: authorities say daoud allegedly drafted a list of approximate lip 29 potential targets including military recruiting centers, bars, malls, and other tourist attractions in the chicago
and that they have more militants under surveillance. an fbi team is expected to arrive soon, and reinforcement, about 50 marines have already arrived at the u.s. embassy in tripoli. >> all right, richard engel, back in cairo tonight. thank you, richard, we'll have more on this anti-islam film in just a second. >>> but first, we're learning more tonight about the other americans killed in the raid on our consulate that took the life of the u.s. ambassador. two of them were former navy seals who were working on a private security detail, one just identified today as tyrone woods, a 22 year military veteran, a father of two. the other, glenn dorothy of massachusetts winchester mass, ao remembered for his remembered for his spirit and service. >> reporter: a former navy seal, 42-year-old glenn doherty was working in libya as a private security contractor when the group of militants stormed the complex. today at his mother's home, a stream of mourners filed in all day. doherty's sister, kate quigley, offered a statement about her brother. >> glenn lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother, b
years. >>> and there's hope for retired fbi agent robert levinson, who disappeared in iran five and a half years ago. former fbi insider john miller talks to his family and we'll hear what iran's president is now saying, on "cbs this morning." >>> this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved f
fine, so he might -- if anybody has done anything wrong, they're saying you better get to the fbi and not walk but run. >>> welcome back, drivers that are using 66 were seeing red. brand new red colored lanes on the 6.5 mile stretch all the way to route 50. they're on the far right shoulder lanes, and it's a red color brink. it's a special high friction surface coating designed to improve the flow and help drivers see which lane they're supposed to be in. >> yeah, normally you don't get on the shoulder unless you're exiting, now you can use the shoulder during morning and p.m. drive periods. they hope this will increase the flow. people are already using it when they shouldn't. the question is how much will it really help, but they're desperate. they just need more space, and they're trying it out to see how it works. >> if you drive i-66, and every now and then i got up that way. i can see people going off the road now to these lanes, and it seems to sad to some of the unsafe congestion. we have a campaign on aggressive driving, we need to get back to that because i could see agg
, the fbi was launching an investigation. the veteran diplomats going back to the reagan years urged the critics to call a time out. >> i think it is very important we don't play politics with this. we have american lives at stake. our embassy, they're at out posts that are very dangerous. >> reporter: and more on how effective chris stevens was as an ambassador, an out pouring from others expressing sadness over his death. >> what a tragedy for the state department and others, andrea thank you. >>> as far as a u.s. military response tonight. our correspondent reports one u.s. navy destroyer has arrived off the coast of libya tonight. a second is expected tomorrow. 60 u.s. marines are being moved into libya to beef up security. the marines traditionally defend all larger u.s. embassies from around the world. with us, michael lighter, a former director of of the u.s. national countterrorism center. if that was indeed what spawned the rage in cairo, somebody i spoke to said there is great reason to believe that the attack on benghazi was different, more concerted, more organized. do yo
brazen? were we warned? and the details on what the c.i.a. and the f.b.i. knew about a possible attack on the world trade center before 9-11:who will take the heat? clinton, bush? or the spies who couldn't see straight? the sounds of the democrats. tom daschle calls the bush economy atrorks but has no democratic alternative. unable to challenge the president's war or his tax cuts, are the democrats afraid to fight for anything? we were debating invasion of iraq back then. the panel on that first show, david brooks, then of the whitley standard and the new republics, michelle cotto. i asked about the advice george w. bush was getting from some of his father's old team. why do the bushies, older bushies tend to be anti-war and maybe more pro arab, is that it? >> etc. not that. they came from an east coast foreign policy establishment that believed in the chess game. the more southern southwestern, more conservative, more religiously influenced conservative republicans, believe in morality. and democracy. >> why -- and assert american power. but they don't want to dot cleanup job afterwar
on wednesday. >>> an f.b.i. team is in libya searching for answers related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi earlier thismo
died in a terrorist attack. fbi investigators arrived in libya and should reach benghazi in a few days. an actress that appears in the anti-islam film that triggered riots across the middle east is suing the filmmaker. she said she was unaware of the anti-islam content. glenn dougherty was buried yesterday. he was working as a private security guard at the consulate. he had been in libya two weeks when he was killed. glenn dougherty was 42 years old. cbs money watch. hundreds of flight cancellations for american airlines and american eagle and who is the biggest loser on forbes richest american list? >> reporter: you can be much of a lose are there. good morning. labor strike is forcing american airlines and its regional carrier american eagle to cancel their flights. pilots have been calling in sick after rejecting the company's last contract offer. there's been an increase in the number of maintenance reports filed by flight cruise. american airlines is going through bankruptcy restructuring. stocks dipped after news that chinese output lit a new low. there are new signs that the nat
morning to you. not a lot of detail today. the fbi still hasn't made to it the incriminate scene in benghazi but secretary clinton will give a classified account of the attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. witnesses tell cbs news that there was never an anti-american protest outside of the consulate. instead they say it came under planned attack. that's in direct contradiction to the administration's account of the incident. it comes at a time when there are calls for more information from capitol hill and complaints that the administration has not been forthright. >> i'm just stunned and appalled that there wasn't better security for all of the american personnel at that consulate given the high threat environment. >> reporter: now, under law state must establish a panel to investigate the attacks, report to congress within 60 days. today secretary of state hillary clinton will outline what she is and is not willing to share. what's clear, charlie is that the public won't get a detailed account of what happened until after the presidential election. >> margaret, brennan thank
will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in libya, the fbi is just starting an investigation. besides the four murders, and the riots faced by president obama, there's the bloody rebellion in syria, and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is wavering. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies in the middle east that we stand with them unequivocally -- unequivocally -- no mixed signals. >> reporter: the middle east suddenly a factor in the race for the white house. prior to the current crisis, the nbc news "wall street journal" poll showed president obama with a significant advantage over mitt romney. in terms of what voters thought their competence was on foreign policy and national security. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> in our decision 2012, coverage tonight, both campaigns paused to remember the lives lost in libya. mitt romney and first lady michelle obama, they made campaign stops in the battleground state of virginia today. romney in fairfax, the first lady two stops in richmond a
of leadership. seven weeks from election day. the fbi says it will investigate the death of our four u.s. diplomats in libya. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> we will have continuing coverage of the violence in libya, coming up on news4 at 5:00. we'll talk to some of the people who knew ambassador stephens here in washington. >>> now, to the announcement from apple. thinner, lighter, a bigger screen. those are just some of the selling points of the iphone 5. >> apple's billing it as the biggest thing to happen to the iphone since the original made its debut and it's coming to stores in just a matter of weeks. nbc's jay gray has more on the new features and how apple's trying to leave android in its dust. >> reporter: the skies did not open up, by all reports the earth is still on its axis, but the tech universe has a new star. >> today we introduce iphone 5. >> reporter: made entirely of aluminum and glass made its debut in san francisco. >> it is the most beautiful product we have ever made. >> reporter: and apple says the most powerful, advanced smartphone ever created. >> it is real
unpunished. >> reporter: but in libya, the fbi is just starting an investigation. besides the four murders, and the riots faced by president obama, there's the bloody rebellion in syria. and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is wavering. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies in the middle east that we stand with them unequivocally, unequivocally, no mixed signals. >> reporter: the middle east suddenly a factor in the race for the white house. prior to the current crisis, the nbc news "wall street journal" poll found president obama had a significant advantage over mitt romney on national security and foreign policy. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> we'll have continuing coverage of the embassy attacks. and ahead we'll explain why the actors in that controversial film say they were tricked into participating. >>> first lady michelle obama was also campaigning in virginia today, and just about an hour she'll be speaking at the university of mary washington in fre
ago this retired f.b.i. agent disappeared in iran. what happened to him. charlie and i take that question directly to the president of iran. all that straight ahead when we see you right at 7:00. >> we will definitely be there. norah, just a heads up. your biggest fan here in the d.c. area is bragging about you on facebook. a gay named jeff-- >> guy named jeff. >> he has that new restaurant in rockville. he's busy to say that. we interview bill clinton, the esident of ie rang mahmoud ahmadinejad and -- iran mahmoud ahmadinejad and charlie interviewed the president of egypt. i can't even keep up with charlie rose. >> cbs is really doing it. you're doing a great job with the fantastic interviews. keep it up. >> nice to see you guys. >>> in less than four hours president obama will be addressing the united nations in new york. >> kristin fisher is live outside the white house with more on what we can expect him to say. >> reporter: good morning. president obama has so much to cover in his address to the u.n. later this morning. he's got to touch upon iran, israel, syria, egypt,
. they included the fbi and several local agencies who were able to track down a began man for a shooting in northern virginia. >>> at 5:34, it is time for another your money report. jessica doyle is off today. >>> frustrations with pepco could soon be on the rise if their utility repair men -- repair men go on strike. pepco is calling its current set of terms the last best and final offer. >>> today the maryland public service commission will debate a provision that added insult to injury for many utility customers after the june 29th storms. the bill's adjustment allows utility providers to collect a surcharge from customers to compensate their losses in the first 24 hours of a major outage event. allowing this charge is not leading to any significant improvements. >>> comcast is kicking off the second year of its intnet essentials in washington to provide high speed internet at low cost for low income families. today at kramer middle school the company will announce an expansion of the program. the project allows family who qualify for reduced price school lunches to get broadband inte
. >> senior correspondent john miller joins us now. what's going on. why can't the fbi get in there and do what they were sent there to do? >> the security situation on the ground there is so brittle that the libyan government is very reluctant to have a team of a couple of dozen fbi people going to benghazi, when the only people they could get to protect them are militias, and they know that the crime scene is long ago compromised, trampled through. it may or may not yield anything terribly important and if it does, if will yield it later. it is a difficult situation. >> any more information on the question of how much this may have been a preplanned attack? >> there is. and i think you have kind of put your thumb on the pulse of the problem there. in -- in these groups, we look for -- we want a wiring diagram, an organized picture, with al qaeda who ordered it. this group assisted. the problem is, the lines have blurred between these groups and their members. an sawar sharia are popping up in all of these countries. not al qaeda, but they are reading from the al qaeda narrative and they
's an fbi investigation that's ongoing and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired. but putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately, are readily available in postrevolutionary libya. and it escalated into a much more violent episode. obviously, that's our best judgment now. we'll await the results of the investigation, and the president has been very clear we'll work with the libyan authorities to bring those responsible to justice. >> was there a failure here that this administration is responsible for, whether it's an intelligence failure, a failure to see this coming, or
. >> reporter: a tragedy becomes a test of leadership, seven weeks from election day. the fbi says it will now investigate the death of our four american diplomats in libya. i'm steve handelsman reporting. now back to you. >> thank you, steve. >>> muslim-american leaders here in washington are also condemning what they describe as the disaceful killings of american diplomats. >> the killers of our diplomats deserve condemnation and should be brought to justice. this attack is inexcusable, and cannot be justified under any justification. >> the local leaders also called on muslims in the middle east to ignore the film that apparently triggered the violent protest. >>> there is a lot going on behind the scenes right now, as u.s. officials respond to the killing of ambassador stevens and the three other american diplomats. nbc news white house correspondent mike vicaro joins us with the latest. mike, first of all, is there any word on any -- any additional word from the white house on who's behind the attack? >> reporter: well, it's being investigated but i can tell you that they are warning our
, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, kate. we understand that an fbi team of special agents has arrived here in benghazi. they're keeping a low profile for security reasons and are expected to at some point begin investigating what exactly happened at that consulate. they're going to sift through the ashes and look for any clues that can identify any individuals involved in that attack. we know that the u.s. military has deployed its resources, including drones and other intelligence gathering mechanisms to try to keep an eye and ear out for any of these people involved. they're getting a lot of cooperation from the libyan government. the libyan government says that they believe this was a pre-planned attack, not an outburst of spontaneous violence. and they're also saying that they have four individuals in custody that they are questioning who may have possibly important information that could benefit the americans. they also have several other individuals under surveillance. but as we've seen in the past, one of the more difficult things here on the ground is to actually m
the fbi has to make this determination. they are still not in benghazi. state department will say, those that al qaeda and aqim is active in the region. there's arms coming from mali into libya and this is one of the countries where you have a new government that isn't in fully control of security in the area. >> they don't have the evidence, they are waiting for the fbi to investigate. do they have anything to suggest there might be a link? >> they don't say that they have evidence either way. what they do and talk about is one of the extremist groups in the are a, who is believed to be behind this but still don't have the evidence to assert that at this point may have some relationship with al qaeda. they just can't say either way. >> with us now arizona senator john mccain. senator, pleasure to have you here. before we talk politic, let me ask you this question. you knew the ambassador. admired the ambassador. what do you worry about here in the fact that there seems to be an inability to find out what happened, whether it's spontaneous or was there some plan? >> well to start with, c
there they say is off limits because of an intelligence matter. according to the fbi isn't even in benghazi yet. they haven't secured that site is how journalists can wander through. >> the "new york times" reporting a major story attack in libya was a major blow to cia efforts, that was an important place and they were watching some important terrorist activity and those cia agents have been compromised in terms of their ability to do what they wanted to do. >> i'm sure there are many agencies active in that area, so responsibility for security for the ambassador and his staff falls on diplomatic security which is part of the state department, which is why they are under fire and why there's so much pressure to fill in some of the blanks. journalists are trying to do that. the state department has to produce a report in 60 days to congress. it's not clear how detailed that information will be. >> a lot more news. >>> southern california firefighters are battling two fast-moving wildfires. one near los angeles and east of san diego near the mexican border on the campo indian reservation. no inj
. the fbi will also go over and do a forensic examination. and with that, we'll start to get indications of who might have been responsible. but ultimately, we still are going to be very reliant on the government of libya. and thankfully, they have said and done all the right things thus far to pursue this and also secure our institutions in the future. >> thanks for your perspective this morning. i appreciate it. >> my pleasure, good to see you. >> you too. it's 7:09, here's savannah. >>> thanks. senator john mccain was a key advocate for early u.s. intervention in libya and a friend of chris stevens. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you believe that ambassador stevens was the intended target of terrorists? >> i do. i think the indications of how this attack was carried out clearly indicate that's the case. and i'd remind you, savannah, that they just went through a very bloody conflict and there's thousands of weapons in libya. they have a very weak government. this is their first experiment in democracy. the al qaeda elements are throughout the country. their borders are poor, and
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